Catechists in Action – RCIA Participant Shares Moving Insight

In this segment of Catechists in Action, Marge Garbacz prepares to move on to the next segment of the RCIA discussion on Human Dignity but pauses to invite a participant to share a thought. Watch for the following:

  • Marge notices that one of the participants looks like he wanted to say something so she interrupts herself and invites him to do so.
  • Mauricio, one of the RCIA candidates, shares his thoughts on the idea of people being “invisible” to others
  • He shares a beautiful insight about how, although we are called to notice others and not let them become invisible, we are personally called to be humble to the point of making ourselves “cellophane.”
  • the group erupts into spontaneous applause in response to Mauricio’s sharing and Marge affirms him
  • one participant blurts out “I feel so dumb now!”
  • Marge expands on Mauricio’s thoughts and calls them an excellent definition for sainthood and shares a thought from Mother Teresa
  • Marge admits that, following Mauricio’s thoughts, she has little else to say! So she invites the group to enjoy their break and get refreshments before resuming.
  • Marge provides a hint of what they will talk about after break, referring to it as one of the best kept secrets of the Catholic Church (i.e. Catholic Social Teaching).


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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

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